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What role does a nurse educator play on my diabetes care team?

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A diabetes educator or diabetes nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with special training and background in caring for and teaching people with diabetes. Nurse educators often help you with the day-to-day aspects of living with diabetes.

From: Your Diabetes Care Team WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Who's on Your Health Care Team?"

Rothman, R.   2005.  Am J Med,

Mangione, C. , 2006. Ann InternMed

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 16, 2017

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American Diabetes Association: "Who's on Your Health Care Team?"

Rothman, R.   2005.  Am J Med,

Mangione, C. , 2006. Ann InternMed

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 16, 2017

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